Creative Energies was chosen by Tracy Aviary to design and install a solar structure that would generate electricity and provide shade to visitors of the Flamingo exhibit. Creative Energies selected Spotlight Solar and their “Solar Trees” for the mounting structure. This unique project stands nearly 20′ tall. It has two arms holding arrays which capture the sun throughout the day and at the same time, offer shade to both visitors and birds.
How We Did It for the Aviary
Lumos modules were used for the arrays. These modules are unique from other traditional solar modules, in that the silicon has no backer-paper or frame. This allows roughly 15% of the sunlight to shine between the silicon squares, providing a lighter feeling underneath the array. Micro-inverters were used on each module. Total system size is 6kW. This is a fantastic educational exhibit, showing solar in a non-traditional way allowing people to see the endless possibilities of solar.